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Old November 29 2008, 11:32 PM   #1
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Has anyone written stories/novels about the USS Hera?

Y'know, Geordi's mom's ship from "Interface." If memory serves, there's no resolution to her ship's disappearance -- have any of the SNW stories or any of the novels ever addressed her fate? I can't find anything on Memory Alpha nor on Memory Beta.
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Old November 29 2008, 11:56 PM   #2
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Re: Has anyone written stories/novels about the USS Hera?

No, I don't believe anyone's done anything with that, though I've thought about it and I'm sure I'm not the only one.
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Old November 30 2008, 12:49 AM   #3
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Re: Has anyone written stories/novels about the USS Hera?

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No, I don't believe anyone's done anything with that, though I've thought about it and I'm sure I'm not the only one.
Indeed - I've pitched a thing covering that very subject earlier this year. And I doubt I'm the only one.

So, I guess the answer for tranya may be...

"Wait and see, or at least hope and pray"

And maybe start a petition- hey, if there's a market for it, I'm sure TPTB will come knocking on some of our doors
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Old November 30 2008, 01:06 AM   #4
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Re: Has anyone written stories/novels about the USS Hera?

Where's the petition for me to sign? I think a Hera adventure would be pretty cool.
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Old November 30 2008, 01:08 AM   #5
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Where's the petition for me to sign? I think a Hera adventure would be pretty cool.
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Old November 30 2008, 02:56 AM   #6
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Re: Has anyone written stories/novels about the USS Hera?

Do you guys mean a story just about the Hera, something with Geordi finding out what happened to it? Because I would deffinitely be up for either of those, although if given a choice I'd prefer the latter story.
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Old November 30 2008, 04:42 AM   #7
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Re: Has anyone written stories/novels about the USS Hera?

You can add me to the list of people interested in seeing the story told.
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Old November 30 2008, 12:00 PM   #8
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Do you guys mean a story just about the Hera, something with Geordi finding out what happened to it? Because I would deffinitely be up for either of those, although if given a choice I'd prefer the latter story.
Well I mean both.

But I'm probably not the only person who's pitched such an idea, *and* it's not the only Trek thing I've got awaiting responses, so who knows what the future holds.
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Old November 30 2008, 06:03 PM   #9
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Re: Has anyone written stories/novels about the USS Hera?

I've always thought that was a huge dangling loose end . . . .
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Old November 30 2008, 06:53 PM   #10
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Actually I kind of feel the same way about the Hera that I feel about resurrections: namely, that I'm reluctant to give into the impulse to resolve everything in a satisfying way. In reality, loose ends happen. People disappear and nobody ever finds out what happened to them. That would probably be very common with explorer starships. There are bound to be Starfleet families who lose their loved ones and never learn the reason why.

So yeah, I've been tempted to do a story bringing back the Hera, but I'm not sure it would be the right thing to do. Maybe what would be better would be a story that revealed to the audience what happened to the Hera, but without a miraculous return or reunion or whatnot, without Starfleet or Geordi ever getting answers. Maybe without the ship and crew even surviving.
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Old November 30 2008, 08:00 PM   #11
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Re: Has anyone written stories/novels about the USS Hera?

I always thought it was a perfect opportunity for VOY to pick up the Hera, perhaps in the storyline that instead became "Equinox." I can see that there were reasons why they didn't, but the situations were so similar that it felt like an obvious fit.
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Old November 30 2008, 08:06 PM   #12
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Re: Has anyone written stories/novels about the USS Hera?

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So yeah, I've been tempted to do a story bringing back the Hera, but I'm not sure it would be the right thing to do. Maybe what would be better would be a story that revealed to the audience what happened to the Hera, but without a miraculous return or reunion or whatnot, without Starfleet or Geordi ever getting answers. Maybe without the ship and crew even surviving.
I personally think that'd be the most satisfying way to do it -- otherwise, it seems to cheapen Geordi's suffering in "Interface."
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Old November 30 2008, 10:28 PM   #13
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Actually I kind of feel the same way about the Hera that I feel about resurrections: namely, that I'm reluctant to give into the impulse to resolve everything in a satisfying way. In reality, loose ends happen. People disappear and nobody ever finds out what happened to them. That would probably be very common with explorer starships. There are bound to be Starfleet families who lose their loved ones and never learn the reason why.

So yeah, I've been tempted to do a story bringing back the Hera, but I'm not sure it would be the right thing to do. Maybe what would be better would be a story that revealed to the audience what happened to the Hera, but without a miraculous return or reunion or whatnot, without Starfleet or Geordi ever getting answers. Maybe without the ship and crew even surviving.
I think a standalone Hera novel would be great. Occasional books on mentioned starships is a brilliant idea.

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Old November 30 2008, 10:44 PM   #14
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I think a standalone Hera novel would be great. Occasional books on mentioned starships is a brilliant idea.

Go pitch...go...go
I could possibly see a short story anthology like this (though I'm not sure what to title it... Star Trek: Ships That Were Mentioned In Passing In This One Episode That One Time?), but a line of novels? That'd be a tough sell.

That said... dibs on Lisa Cusak and the Olympia!!
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Old November 30 2008, 11:13 PM   #15
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Re: Has anyone written stories/novels about the USS Hera?

Can I have the "other" Captain Shelby and the Sutherland?
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